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Question:

June 15, 2020

Parakeet sex and formulas


When they have babies how long I can have the babies in formula


Answer:

Hi Lexter,

If you plan to hand feed the chicks, they usually wean by 8 weeks old. With parakeets, it works well to co-parent the chicks. Let the parents feed them, but start taking one chick out at a time to handle for a few minutes, a few times a day, after their eyes open. This only works if the parents will tolerate it. Otherwise, if you remove the chicks as soon as they are weaned, they will tame pretty quickly.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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